My online coaching program is aimed specifically at nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
After filling out the assessment form, there will be an initial consultation via Zoom with a written follow up summarising what we discussed on the consultation and a written plan for you to put into action as a starting point.
You even get a series of exclusive videos that introduce you to the evidence-based basics of diet, nutrition and mindset.
From there onwards we stay in touch via phone/zoom/WhatsApp with a weekly 20-minute check in where you get to ask me any questions and update me on your progress so far. I will be available for instant messaging at designated times throughout the week and there is the option of being added to a TM Fitness community on WhatsApp and Facebook.
The focus here is on behaviour change, education and helping you to break down all your barriers to change.
Bespoke gym training plans can be provided when required, so we cover all the bases.
This program is especially useful for clients with specific body composition or sports/performance goals.
The whole aim of this is to teach you so much that eventually you are your own coach and no longer need my services. Unless you enjoy the banter that much.
Call or email to discuss your personal needs and targets:
By now you should have cottoned on to the fact that exercise is really important for your health, so important that it really ought not to be an option for you. Cardiovascular exercise, as the name suggests, develops the cardio (heart) and Vascular (circulatory system). But it works on the respiratory system (lungs) as well. In other words, if you want a healthy heart, lungs and arteries you should do some cardio, which means getting out of breath for prolonged periods of time. Cycling for example.
The hardstyle snatch is a full body pull pattern exercise that develops explosive power, especially in the hips and shoulders. It can be used as a strength/power exercise or a cardio exercise. It also acts as a transition to other more complex kettlebell movements. Its origins are come from the world of Olympic lifting, where the barbell snatch is a staple lift alongside the clean and snatch (also adapted to kettlebell training).
The Snatch is an explosive strength-endurance based exercise. Because of this, it can be a great exercise to help reduce back pain, it's excellent for endurance athletes like runners or cyclists who need more power and it's great for anyone who takes part in sports with an explosive element. But it's a very technical lift that is easily done wrong and is something that novices should build up to. You need to master basic movement patterns, establish a base of strength and stability and may need to work on improving shoulder mobility first. Here’s a break-down of the technique and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your sessions.
* (bias confirmed; I HATE the tabloids so may not be diplomatic with my choice of words here) *
It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial but unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this. The media can literally swing elections just by telling you not to vote for the other guy because they will take away something you really value, and those statements often aren't true but no one thinks to fact check them. Where it comes to fitness and nutrition related 'news' what they tend to do is hear about a new study, they read the headline of that study (often not even the abstract, let alone the full text) and they make no attempt to critically analyse the paper, they just scare the bejus out of you.
For example, the European Commission set up a website that plotted the number of straight up lies about Europe printed in the UK press. Between 1992 and 2017. Over 400 incidences were highlighted (1). It's almost like the media have a hidden agenda here. But this isn't about politics, it's about nutrition.